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Program earns 3-year accreditation with commendation
Date:1/3/2011

commendation
  • Prevention and early detection offering three or more prevention or early detection programs each year
  • Cancer education for cancer registry staff the cancer registry staff who are certified tumor registrars attend a national cancer-related educational activity once during the survey cycle
  • Cancer-related quality improvements implementing more than two improvements a year that directly affect cancer patient care

    "Surgical, medical oncology, radiation oncology, pathologic and radiologic expertise is well documented in patient care plans and closely adhere to National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines," the surveyor noted. "The team easily meets criteria for compliance including breast conservation rates, sentinel node biopsy rates, pathology reports, hormonal therapy, benign breast disease management and clinical trials enrollment.

    "Overall, the Breast Health Center is a phenomenal program that is an asset to the medical and patient community."

    In addition to Dr. Steinhoff, the Cancer Committee includes the following staff: Anna Bailey, RN, BSN, OCN, oncology nurse manager; AnneMarie Bradley, RN, MS, OCN, oncology nurse manager; Don Dizon, MD, medical oncology; Linda Donegan, MD, diagnostic imaging; David Edmonson, MD, general surgery; Heidi Fogarty, CTR, cancer registry; Wendy Fox, PT, DPT, GCS, WCS, physical therapy; Jennifer Gass, MD, assistant director of the Breast Health Center and surgeon-in-chief at Women & Infants; Amanda Goldstein Collins, RN, MS, OCN, oncology administration; Cornelius "Skip" Granai, MD, director of the Program in Women's Oncology; Ellen Healy, MA, LMHC, social work; Susan LaSalle, quality management; Donna Loranger, RD, LDN, CNSD, nutrition; Janet Mari, RN, research; Carol Opiekun, RN, MS, hospital administration; Caroline Patterson, MDiv, chaplain; Maureen Pearlman, RN, MS, health education; Leslie Pires, MS, PharD, pharmacy; Mohamed Puthawala, MD, radiation oncology; De
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  • Contact: Susan McDonald
    slmcdonald@wihri.org
    401-681-2816
    Women & Infants Hospital
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